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Motor Vehicle Entered Overnight on Oakshade Ave, Nov 23 to 24, Expensive Item Taken

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An unlocked 2020 Buick Enclave parked outside a home on Oakshade Avenue was entered sometime overnight from Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 23 to 24, Darien police were told. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 43, Driving Erratically on Post Road With 3X Legal Blood-Alcohol Limit

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A 43-year-old man was behind the wheel of a compact SUV and had a blood-alcohol content recorded at three times the legal limit after a police officer saw him driving erratically on the Post Road just west of its intersection with Quaker Lane, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Tips on How Not To Be Scammed During the Holiday Season

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Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, scammers are shopping too, looking for people to separate from their money. The Federal Trade Commission already gave you some tips for happy holiday shopping, but here are some tips to help you outsmart those bah-humbug scammers and donate safely. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Phone Scammer Says He’s Darien Police Officer, Hangs Up When Potential Victim Challenges His Claims

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Darien police said a Barringer Road resident told them on Nov. 22 that she was called by someone claiming to be town police Lt. TJ Whyte, who told her there was an active warrant for her arrest for failing to appear in court — but when she challenged that statement, the caller hung up. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Traffic, Parking, Other Rules for Those Attending Turkey Bowl Game on Thanksgiving

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The 2019 Darien-New Canaan Turkey Bowl starts at 10 a.m., Thanksgiving morning at Darien High School, and for the 4,000 people with tickets, there are rules about where to park and how to get onto the high school campus. (more…) Continue Reading →

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After Credit Cards Stolen from Darien YMCA Locker, Over $7,000 in Charges Attempted at Stamford Mall

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After a victim’s money and credit cards were stolen from a locked locker at the Darien YMCA on Thursday, Nov. 21, the thief or thieves tried to rack up a total of $7,133.37 in two attempts to use his credit card to buy items at the Stamford Town Center mall, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 38, Seen Swerving in Lane, Found With More Than 3X Legal Blood-Alcohol Limit

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A 38-year-old man was swerving within his lane as he drove south on Tokeneke Road  at about 2 a.m., Saturday, and when the man took a breath test an hour later, his blood-alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Darien Man, 59, Repeatedly Violates Restraining Order After Victim Relocates to Hotel

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A Darien resident obtained a restraining order forbidding James Reilly, 59, from contacting the resident or staying in their mutual Pleasant Street home. But he did both — staying at the home after the Darien resident relocated to a hotel in Fairfield County, Darien police said. Reilly was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 24, on an arrest warrant police obtained charging him with violating the restraining order. (more…) Continue Reading →

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